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Governor Cooper Declares June 23 as Disabled American Veterans Day in North Carolina

RALEIGH

Governor Cooper proclaimed Saturday, June 23 as Disabled American Veterans Day to honor North Carolina’s ill or injured veterans and the service of DAV members across North Carolina. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit charity that provides support for veterans across the nation.

“Disabled veterans are true heroes and a simple thank you will never be enough. I’m proud to proclaim Disabled American Veterans Day to honor these brave men and women for their service and sacrifice. We must continue to work to make North Carolina the most military friendly state in the nation and help veterans get good jobs and the support they need,” said Governor Cooper.

NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry Hall will present the proclamation on behalf of the Governor at the 96th annual DAV convention in Greensboro on Friday.

DAV was founded in 1920 and was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1932. DAV works to ensure veterans and their families have access to the full range of benefits available to them, fights for the interests of America’s injured veterans, and educates the public about the needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

DAV represents the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses, and their orphans before the federal government, as well as state and local governments. The organization currently supports nearly 1 million veterans annually across the nation with services including providing rides for veterans to medical appointments, assistance with benefit claims, and holding job fairs to connect veterans with employment. North Carolina is currently home to 60 DAV chapters.

The State of North Carolina commemorates the members and the honorable service of the Disabled American Veterans.

Read the proclamation here.

 

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